Mareca Lodge

Instructor of Biology

Morganton

Joined NCSSM in July 2023

Mareca Lodge joined NCSSM in July 2023 as an Instructor of Biology on our Morganton campus. She is a native of rural Pennsylvania and earned her PhD in biochemistry from North Carolina State University, where she had the opportunity to mentor students in research projects including a student from NCSSM-Durham!. Mareca’s research focused on biochemistry with an emphasis on physiology and immunology, specifically “Interpreting the role of fructose metabolism in acute and chronic exposure within macrophage subsets in the context of normal and inflammatory/fibrotic states of the liver.” Her work stemmed from understanding the progression of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, a progressive disease with multiple liver pathologies brought on by overconsumption of carbohydrates and fats with low physical exercise. Mareca is excited to continue her passion for nutrition and education by teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and online Neuroscience with an emphasis in biochemical principles. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, specifically crocheting and jewelry making, as well as doing anything in the kitchen.

Science

Michele Alexandre

Instructor and Chair of Biology

Megan Alvord ’10

Instructor of Physics

Timothy Anglin

Instructor of Chemistry

Seth Anthony

Instructor of Chemistry

Tylisha Baber

Instructor of Chemistry

Deann Barger

Program Associate

Jonathan Bennett

Instructor and John Kolena Chair of Physics

Adam Benoit

Instructor of Physics

Jacob Brown

Instructor of Physics

Kim Browning

Instructor of Chemistry

Michael Bruno

Instructor and Chair of Chemistry

Michael Cargill

Instructor of Biology

Christopher Collins

Instructor of Science

Kat Cooper

Instructor of Chemistry

Jianbei Deng

Instructor of Biology and Chemistry

Maitê DiLorenzo

Instructor of Biology

Mauricio Escobar

Instructor of Physics

Michael Falvo

Instructor of Physics

Bob Gotwals

Instructor of Chemistry

Tandy Grubbs

Instructor of Chemistry

Shalane Hairston

Physics Lab and Fabrication Lab Assistant

James Happer

Instructor of Physics

Nina Kornegay

Instructor of Forensics

Antonio Lopez

Chemistry Lab Manager

Heather Mallory

Instructor of Biology

Cristel Miller

Instructor of Chemistry

Kimberly Monahan

Instructor of Biology

Charlie Payne

Instructor of Physics

Erin Quinlan

Instructor of Biology

Rachel Rueckeis ’88

Instructor of Physics

Amy Sheck

Dean of Science

Kyle Slinker

Instructor of Physics

Lindsay Smith

Instructor of Biology

Darrell Spells

Instructor of Chemistry

Gabriela Stefan

Instructor of Physics

Isaac Stewart

Instructor of Chemistry

Lindsey Taylor

Lab Manager (Morganton)

Beth Thomasson

Instructor of Biology

Katherine Unruhe

Instructor of Physics

Lauren Wagner ’03

Instructor of Biology

Jenny Wang

Instructor of Chemistry

Sam Wheeler

Instructor of Physics

Jennifer Williams

Chair of Science (Morganton)